Main definitions of Bama in English

: Bama1Bama2

Bama1

Pronunciation /ˈbamə/ /ˈbæmə/

noun

informal US
  • 1

    (also 'Bama)
    Alabama (used especially with reference to the University of Alabama or its sports teams)

    • ‘I don't think Bama's offense is that much of a threat’
    • ‘the prettiest of all Bama lakes’
  • 2

    (also bama, bamma)
    (in African American usage) an unsophisticated or unfashionable person, specifically one who is a native or inhabitant of the rural American South.

    • ‘I'm not one of those slow-minded, small-town bamas that you're used to dealing with’

Origin

1920s abbreviation of Alabama.

Main definitions of Bama in English

: Bama1Bama2

Bama2

(also Pama)

Pronunciation /ˈbamə/ /ˈbæmə/

noun

Australian
  • An Aboriginal person, especially one from northern Queensland.

Origin

From various north Queensland languages, literally ‘man’.